Lonicera japonica   Japanese Honeysuckle DD I

Lonicera japonica Lonicera japonica

This is a vigorous garden perennial which can easily climb out of its planted habitat and into the wild. It is found naturalised in hedges or low growing trees just like our native Lonicera periclymenum (Honeysuckle). It remains evergreen and has a powerful fragrance and so is popular with gardeners.

It is an introduction from eastern Asia which is recorded frequently in the south of England, occasionally in the north of England, Wales and the deep south of Ireland but not at all in Scotland.

Near Conway, North Wales 29th June 2007

Added on 4th February 2008, updated 2nd December 2010

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